Nov 25, 2013

Disestablishment means no clerical privledges

"Some might view a rule against preferential treatment as exhibiting hostility toward religion, but equality should never be mistaken for hostility. It is important to remember that the establishment clause protects the religious and nonreligious alike."

-- U.S. District Court Judge Barbara Crabb, ruling ruled last week that tax-exempt housing for clergy violates the U.S. Constitution. The IRS exemption dates back to 1921. Crabb's ruling will most likely be appealed and reversed by the appeals court.